Course Overview

There’s a reason becoming a teaching assistant is such a popular career choice: there’s plentiful opportunities for career development, you’re making a real difference, and each and every day brings its own set of challenges that will provide you with opportunities to use your skills and talents to change lives. Plus, there’s the added bonus of approximately thirteen weeks school holiday each year!

Ideal if you’re looking to work within a school in a supportive role, or about to start a placement. It’s also a fantastic way to gain a solid foundation of knowledge before moving on to courses that will fully qualify you to work as a TA such as our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.  This is the most up-to-date version of the Supporting Teaching and Learning In Schools Level 3 Award, released January 2018.

You don’t need any qualifications or experience to enrol, and you can work in your own time, at your own pace. You’ll cover a range of topics, such as how schools work as organisations, and how to support children in the classroom. You’ll look at safeguarding, health and safety, developmental theories, child and young person development, and much more. This RQF will be an extremely valuable addition to your CV, and is sure to advance your employment opportunities within the sector.

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12

On average it takes our students 4 months to complete this course, however you have up to 12 months.

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Success Story

Some people struggle to pin down their future career path and others know exactly what they want from a young age. And while there’s no right or wrong way to go about planning your future career, it can certainly help to have a firm grasp of where you see your life going in the short and long term.

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Teaching Assistant

How to Become a Teaching Assistant

Working as a teaching assistant is rewarding, challenging, and offers real progression. If you love the idea of having a positive impact on children's lives, why not find out more about this career?

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Whichever career path you decide to choose, our 5‑step process can help you achieve your goals.

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Our team of highly qualified tutors are as passionate about your success as you are. That’s why you’ll receive as much one-to-one support as you need from the moment you enrol, right through to receiving your certificate

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On average, students complete this course in 4 months, but we'll give you up to 12 months.

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The learning hours for this course are up to 80 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 4 months.

This course can start as soon as you enrol.

We'll give you plenty of time to finish this course, but if you need more time, just ask!

Awarding Body

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CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Course Outcomes

In 2015, NCFE acquired CACHE. As of September 2017, our CACHE courses will now be known as NCFE CACHE, and you will receive your certificate from both awarding bodies.

This qualification comes with NCFE CACHE Level 3 certification. NCFE CACHE have been developing courses in the childcare, education and healthcare sectors since 1945 and are one of the most reputable awarding bodies for qualifications in the UK and overseas. Practitioners working in these areas are much more employable having gained NCFE CACHE certification and many employers specifically ask for their qualifications when taking on members of staff.

NCFE CACHE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: The Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning, or into the workforce.

Our course code
X355
Qualification Code
603/2495/8
Official Qualification Title
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning
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Entry requirements

Difficulty
Level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, usually suitable for most learners of all ages.
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English
Minimum age
16 years old.

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